How You Can Help the Food Bank

FoodDrive2In 2016, there were 13,494 bags of food distributed to members of our community, representing approximately 1,124 visits per month. 34% of the individuals served by the Sunshine Coast Food Bank are children.

The Sunshine Coast Food Bank is supported  solely though generous financial and food donations from the community, the efforts and energy of supporters who organize food drives and a variety of fundraising events.

Volunteers are the back bone of the Food Bank. In 2016, 22 volunteers gave 2,842 hours of time and energy to make a difference in people’s lives on the Coast.

Want to help? There are three ways!

Donate Food to the Food Bank
Drop off your donations directly to the Food Bank (5657 Lamprey Lane, Sechelt) Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8am and 2pm. Food donations are also accepted at Community Services Thrift Store (731 North Road, Gibsons)

The following food items are always welcome:

  • peanut butter
  • spaghetti sauce
  • canned fish
  • canned meats
  • tetra boxed juices
  • powdered milk
  • pasta
  • canned fruit
  • canned vegetables
  • canned beans
  • macaroni and cheese
  • rice
  • personal care products like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products

Make an Online Donation
Financial donations over $25 are tax receiptable and may be processed online through the webpage at

The success of the Sunshine Coast Food Bakn depends upon the dedication of the volunteer team. If you would like to join the Food Bank volunteer staff, please contact the Food Security Lead at 604-885-5881 ext. 240 or


Closed for Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

In honour of the day of gratitude, Community Services Thrift Store will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017.

We will reopen at 9 am on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

Have a great long weekend and a very happy Thanksgiving — from the staff and volunteers of Community Services Thrift Store.


Extra Guests for Thanksgiving? No Problem!

Find Thanksgiving Decor and Dishes at Community Services Thrift StoreHolidays offer a once a year gathering of loved ones, friends and family. We gather to share a meal, make memories and express our gratitude for life’s bounty. But it is also a time when our chairs, dishes and glassware get maxed out to covered the RSVP list.

Families grow and expand with marriages and births over the year. Friends elect to pop in rather than travel. Our usual four place settings don’t cover the guest list needs.

Don’t have enough dishes? Don’t worry.¬† From wine glasses to silverware to dishes, Community Services Thrift Store has your Thanksgiving dining needs covered.

20170925_151009And the best part, you can get additional dishes, pots, pans and utensils for your holiday meal for less. Way less.

That’s something to be thankful for!

Come see what we have in store for you. New inventory daily!